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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What remains of Deke after his experience with the object on the lake?
(a) His bones.
(b) His rings.
(c) His bathing suit.
(d) His glasses.

2. How is the relationship between Seth and Richard?
(a) They are estranged.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) They are close.
(d) They are not close but not estranged.

3. What is the name of the boy sent to retrieve Charles in "Here There Be Tygers"?
(a) Randall.
(b) Jonathan.
(c) Billy.
(d) Kenny.

4. What is "the jaunt"?
(a) A super fast train.
(b) A rocket ship.
(c) A type of teleportation.
(d) A chemical journey.

5. What prompts Homer's story on this day?
(a) Seeing the new Mrs. Todd.
(b) Shaking hands with Mr. Todd.
(c) The tast of his beer.
(d) A dust storm.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Mr. Nordoff?

2. What ultimately happens to Charles's teacher?

3. What point does Curt's story contain?

4. What happened to Mark's son in "The Jaunt"?

5. In what year is "The Wedding Gig" set?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Word Processor of the Gods," what do you think about Richard's choice of his brother's family over his own? Is a choice made of faithfulness or greed?

2. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

3. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

4. Stephen King is apparently trying to make his reader think when reading "The Jaunt." Do you think King wrote this story with that challenge in mind, or do you think he wrote it for pure entertainment?

5. In what format is "Paranoid: A Chant" written, and what significance does it lend to the story?

6. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

7. The narrator seems to follow a theme throughout the story. What is the main theme the narrator displays?

8. Why do you think Charles calls the bathroom the basement in "Here There Be Tygers"?

9. What is the implied source of the infestation in "The Mist"? How does he make this implication? What do you think King is trying to say with this implication?

10. In "The Raft," Deke twice stops Randy from attempting to save Rachel. Was this the right thing to do, given the circumstances?

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